Dreamforce13: A Heavyweight Event For CRM And The Cloud

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Dreamforce13: A Heavyweight Event For CRM And The Cloud San Francisco’s Moscone Centre is rocking again this week with a huge meeting of minds and talents hosted by Salesforce.com. The event, called Dreamforce13 features keynotes from industry heavyweights such as SalesForce CEO Marc Benioff, FaceBook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and evangelists such

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How Cloud Helps Pay Off The Mortgage

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How Cloud Helps Pay Off The Mortgage A great deal of the buzz surrounding cloud technology has to do with business-related issues such as data storage, security, and mission-critical business applications, but sooner or later every person who works directly with cloud technology, as well as every other person who doesn’t, has to go home

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Using Big Data To Steer A Big Ship

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Using Big Data to Steer a Big Ship One of the major challenges facing any organization of any size is the need to deal with change. In centuries and decades past, the need to adapt to changing market conditions has always existed, but there has usually also been reasonably sufficient time for senior officials to

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Zero Distance: Getting Closer To The Customer

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Zero Distance: Getting Closer to the Customer With Cloud technology becoming more and more central and critical to the day-to-day operations of business, the need for clear guidance and understanding, both in technical terminology and customer service strategy is becoming greater than ever. Decision-makers are no longer allowed the time to review and digest new

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Signing On The Dotted Cloud

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Signing on the Dotted Cloud One area where the virtual world of the cloud leads to a sense of discomfort has to do with signing documents and contracts. For centuries, the binding value of an agreement was based on an individual’s capacity to sign his or her name at the bottom – a visual and

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Disaster Recovery And Business Continuity – Flirting With Disaster

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Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity – Flirting With Disaster  Nobody likes to think about the bad things that can happen in life, but all too often, history has shown that procrastinating on safeguards means a bigger and more expensive cleanup to follow. This is why, in business, the principles of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

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CloudBerry Lab Takes You To The Glacier

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CloudBerry Lab Takes You To The Glacier The world of data management and storage continues to change and flex as it enters the realm of the cloud, with sophisticated technologies running in a never-ending horse-race against the increased demands of the end users. One constant remains:  people need access to data, and they also need

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Firehost Reveals Increases In Cyberattacks In Its Superfecta Report

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Firehost Reveals Increases in Cyberattacks in its Superfecta Report There are always wolves at the door, and they are relentless in both their creativity and determination when it comes to getting in. This is the message that can be gleaned from a report released Tuesday October 22, by FireHost, (www.firehost.com) a provider of managed, secure

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Dark Clouds On The Horizon: The Rise Of Sophisticated Cybercrime

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Dark Clouds On The Horizon: The Rise Of Sophisticated Cybercrime The story reads as if it were pulled from the pages of a Tom Clancy novel: a collection of US banks suddenly starts receiving Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that are carefully timed to re-strike just as their systems start to repair themselves. The

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Going Virtual In Barcelona

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Going Virtual in Barcelona As the sun rose over Barcelona this week, it was obvious to many attendees of VMworld Europe 2013 that exciting things were afoot and that that the partnership between VMware and Hitachi Data Systems continues to change the face of computing with its innovative approach to cloud technology.  In his keynote

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Virtualization: VMware And Hitachi Data Systems Carve A Path Towards Effective Cloud Usage

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Virtualization: VMware and Hitachi Data Systems Carve a Path towards Effective Cloud Usage It appears sometimes that the shift of both technology and mindset to the concept called the cloud is happening extremely quickly, and although innovation and competitiveness are key concerns for any CEO or executive, the speed by which a company’s entire IT

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From Photo Cloud Storage To Video Streaming, Your Life Is In The Cloud

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From Photo Cloud Storage to Video Streaming, Your Life is in the Cloud “Wherever you go, there you are,” is a phrase originally attributed to Confucius, but which also found purchase in the camp sci-fi movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. Though its original purpose (the proverb, not the movie) was

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What Do IT Managers Place As Top Priority When Thinking Cloud? Service!

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What Do IT Managers Place as Top Priority when thinking Cloud? Service! IT managers have a great deal to think about when considering or overseeing their company’s transition to the cloud, since this is a technology that positions itself both as a data-storage security platform – which IT managers know a lot about – and

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Virtual World Environments And The Cloud

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Virtual World Environments And The Cloud  When people think of the term “cloud,” often the dominant concept that comes to mind is one of storage and data transfer or perhaps the related issues of security and uptime. But the technology behind the cloud also offers a very human side, since it changes the way people interact,

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